The Darden Center for Global Initiatives (DCGI) sponsors, develops and implements educational programs and research projects that enhance both student and executive understanding of international issues, enabling them in turn to take advantage of international opportunities.
The Center aims to increase global awareness of Darden and the University of Virginia by promoting interaction between Darden and the rest of the world. It achieves this goal by supporting international programs with partner business schools in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The Center organizes and manages Global Business Experiences (GBEs), Global Field Electives (GFEs) and Exchange Programs, among other international educational experiences, that introduce students to foreign businesses and cultures. In addition, it brings overseas faculty and business leaders to the University and the Commonwealth of Virginia to share their experiences, knowledge and perspectives.
The Darden Center for Global Initiatives is supported by the Tayloe Murphy Endowment, a 1962 gift from an anonymous donor honoring prominent banker and legislator W. Tayloe Murphy in "recognition and appreciation of his unfaltering support of the Graduate School of Business Administration."